It’s another Friday, and another chance for me to talk about B-Movies.
This week’s is what most would consider a “mockbuster”. It’s an Italian and US co-production totally aping off the hugely successful 1973 horror movie, The Exorcist, called Beyond the Door. Well, it’s called that here. In Italy, it is called Who Are You? and in the UK, it was released under the title Devil Within Her – which sounds like a completely different type of movie. Continue reading “Beyond the Door (1974)”
Let’s talk about a classy movie!
Dead & Buried is a 1981 flick that takes a different approach to zombies. It is written by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett who is best known for writing the classic sci-fi/horror flick Alien. That’s a fact that the poster really wants to sell this movie on – “The creators of ALIEN… bring a new terror to Earth.”
Dan O’Bannon also made Return of the Living Dead which is pretty much a zombie movie hall of fame entry from the mid 80s. It’s fair to even say that O’Bannon’s work on that movie, matched with the Godzilla movies, and Roger Corman, helped create my love of B-Movies and, thus, well… Continue reading “Dead & Buried (1981)”
I told you back in October that Demonia would not be the only time Lucio Fulci gets featured here on B-Movie Enema.
I mean, after all, that movie sucked, and he made so many other movies that were so much better. Even his not so great movies were way better than Demonia. Frankly, the only way to really make up for choosing that stinker is to cover the movie that he is probably best known for directing, 1979’s Zombie.
However, to really talk about Zombie, we need to take a step backwards in time to a few years before this movie would see the light of day. Continue reading “Zombie (1979)”
A few weeks ago, I had a big ol’ love fest over a little movie I picked up while I was at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis this past August – Amazon Hot Box. It was a marvelous little love letter to the exploitation and women in prison movies of the 70s. It was brought to us by Work In Progress Films and writer/director James Bickert. It was such a lovely throwback to those bonkers movies of evil wardens, sexy prisoners, silly side plots that ultimately lead nowhere, and all the things that I love about exploitation cinema.
It’s time to do it again with another filmmaker who is associated with Work In Progress and James Bickert, Brian K. Williams. Here we have a good old fashioned story about buxom babes from beyond our world with a title that makes me giggle every time I say it (seriously, as my friend who had to hear me giggle every time she heard me say it at HorrorHound Weekend) – Space Babes from Outer Space! Continue reading “Space Babes from Outer Space (2017)”
Oh thank god this is “The Final Chapter”.
This has been a rough couple weeks, dear readers. I wanted to take a look a the Angel series. It’s the story of Molly Stewart who was orphaned by two parents who, at different times in her life, left her to pursue their own relationships with new partners. Molly created the alter ego Angel who was a successful, and intelligent, hooker to pay her way through an expensive private school and take care of herself. She became embroiled in a psycho killer’s rampage through the streets of Hollywood and befriends the investigating detective who helps her get back on the right path. Continue reading “Angel III: The Final Chapter (1988)”
Things are gonna be a little kooky this time around.
One year after the massive success of the original Angel movie, New World Pictures decided it’s time to make a sequel. However, according to Rory Calhoun, they weren’t willing to pay Donna Wilkes the salary she desired, so she walked. This opens the door for Betsy Russell to waltz in and sex up the joint.
Admittedly, it was Betsy Russell’s starring turn in Avenging Angel that I bought this entire collection for. After seeing Cheerleader Camp and really digging her, and knowing a little about this series from all the time I spent in a video store for the first, oh, 23 years of my life, I slapped my 12 bucks down on the virtual counter over at Amazon and got this “box set”. Continue reading “Avenging Angel (1985)”
Let’s take a trip back to earlier this year. I watched the movie Cheerleader Camp which starred Betsy Russell who played our main girl who was dealing with lots and lots of societal pressure to be this perfect cheerleader and popular girl. I took quite the shine to her in that movie. When I went to the ol’ IMDb to remind myself what else she’d done, I saw a movie listed as Avenging Angel. Which was a sequel to a movie I definitely remember being on cable TV a lot and just hanging out there in the Action section of every video store I’ve ever walked into – Angel.
Soon, I was down the rabbit hole and ordering “The Angel Collection” from Amazon. Continue reading “Angel (1984)”
In August, I attended HorrorHound Weekend in my hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. As a veteran of various comic conventions and previous HorrorHound shows, it’s an experience I love. Do I spend too much money? Oh, for sure. Is it a lot of walking around and looking at the same thing over and over as if I’m driving an IndyCar around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Kind of. But what I enjoy can be summed up fairly easily by saying I enjoy the time with friends, buying stuff, and sometimes, sometimes, finding something new that I wouldn’t normally be aware of.
That brings me to a couple movies I’ll cover between now and the end of 2018 – Amazon Hot Box and Space Babes from Outer Space. The former being this week’s featured film. Continue reading “Amazon Hot Box (2018)”